Independence Archive

  • (Independence Square, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 1334th bar, first visited in 2019. This brewery in downtown Independence sits under the watchful eye of President Harry S Truman (seen outside in one...

    #1334: 3 Trails Brewing Company

    (Independence Square, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 1334th bar, first visited in 2019. This brewery in downtown Independence sits under the watchful eye of President Harry S Truman (seen outside in one...

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  • (Independence, MO) Scooter’s 1333rd bar, first visited in 2019. A newcomer to the area but the first brewery in Independence, Apex Aleworks is the result of an existing home brew...

    #1333: Apex Aleworks

    (Independence, MO) Scooter’s 1333rd bar, first visited in 2019. A newcomer to the area but the first brewery in Independence, Apex Aleworks is the result of an existing home brew...

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  • (Independence Square, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 1257th bar, first visited in 2018. I never knew this was here, despite it having been around for about 120 years. A basement restaurant/bar, with...

    #1257: Courthouse Exchange

    (Independence Square, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 1257th bar, first visited in 2018. I never knew this was here, despite it having been around for about 120 years. A basement restaurant/bar, with...

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  • (Englewood, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 767th bar, first visited in 2010. Private club. In addition to the bar the lounge features pool tables, multiple dart boards, MegaTouch machines, two claw machines,...

    #767: Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 2414

    (Englewood, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 767th bar, first visited in 2010. Private club. In addition to the bar the lounge features pool tables, multiple dart boards, MegaTouch machines, two claw machines,...

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  • (Independence, MO) Formerly The Pig Also formerly Nick’s, and then Neiner’s way back in the day. Scooter’s 715th bar, first visited in 2010. Waaaay back when I was a youth...

    #715: Damage Control

    (Independence, MO) Formerly The Pig Also formerly Nick’s, and then Neiner’s way back in the day. Scooter’s 715th bar, first visited in 2010. Waaaay back when I was a youth...

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  • (Fairmount, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 452nd bar, first visited in 2008. Re-backtracking back to where we were about to go when we realized we needed to backtrack, we came across this...

    #452: Cozy Inn

    (Fairmount, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 452nd bar, first visited in 2008. Re-backtracking back to where we were about to go when we realized we needed to backtrack, we came across this...

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  • (Maywood, Independence, MO) Formerly Charlie’s Scooter’s 451st bar, first visited in 2008. Formerly Charlie’s, then Tonahill’s South, then a closed bar, it’s now Tonahill’s South once again, albeit leased out....

    #451: Tonahill’s South

    (Maywood, Independence, MO) Formerly Charlie’s Scooter’s 451st bar, first visited in 2008. Formerly Charlie’s, then Tonahill’s South, then a closed bar, it’s now Tonahill’s South once again, albeit leased out....

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  • (Maywood, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 450th bar, first visited in 2008. We did some quick backtracking after the Calico Cat when we realized we were on the verge of missing a...

    #450: Bills Pappys Den

    (Maywood, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 450th bar, first visited in 2008. We did some quick backtracking after the Calico Cat when we realized we were on the verge of missing a...

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  • (Fairmount, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 449th bar, first visited in 2008. A customer at Down The Road had told us this morning about his lifelong ban from The Calico Cat, and...

    #449: Calico Cat

    (Fairmount, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 449th bar, first visited in 2008. A customer at Down The Road had told us this morning about his lifelong ban from The Calico Cat, and...

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  • (Englewood, Independence, MO) Formerly Cecil’s Scooter’s 444th bar, first visited in 2008. Formerly Cecil’s, the interior has been renovated to make this place the third Tonahill’s location. On the way...

    #444: Tonahill’s Three of A Kind

    (Englewood, Independence, MO) Formerly Cecil’s Scooter’s 444th bar, first visited in 2008. Formerly Cecil’s, the interior has been renovated to make this place the third Tonahill’s location. On the way...

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  • (Englewood, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 443rd bar, first visited in 2008. We met with Norm and/or Betty and learned how much the smoking ban has hurt their business as well. They’ve...

    #443: Norm & Betty’s

    (Englewood, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 443rd bar, first visited in 2008. We met with Norm and/or Betty and learned how much the smoking ban has hurt their business as well. They’ve...

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  • (Independence, MO) Scooter’s 442nd bar, first visited in 2008. This former Mr. Steak restaurant was bought, gutted, and transformed into a bar last year by the current owner/bartender. My beer...

    #442: Players Club Bar & Grill

    (Independence, MO) Scooter’s 442nd bar, first visited in 2008. This former Mr. Steak restaurant was bought, gutted, and transformed into a bar last year by the current owner/bartender. My beer...

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  • (The Square, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 441st bar, first visited in 2008. On the edge of the Independence Square. I missed the parking lot so we circled around the block and...

    #441: Tommy’s Tavern

    (The Square, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 441st bar, first visited in 2008. On the edge of the Independence Square. I missed the parking lot so we circled around the block and...

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  • (The Square, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 440th bar, first visited in 2008. A very tiny, long-standing institution in the heart of downtown Independence. Since this was my first visit we were...

    #440: Big John’s Corner Bar

    (The Square, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 440th bar, first visited in 2008. A very tiny, long-standing institution in the heart of downtown Independence. Since this was my first visit we were...

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  • (Independence, MO) Scooter’s 439th bar, first visited in 2008. 1016 N Doris Ave Independence, MO 64050 [launch map] (816) 836-0123

    #439: Wild Stallion Saloon

    (Independence, MO) Scooter’s 439th bar, first visited in 2008. 1016 N Doris Ave Independence, MO 64050 [launch map] (816) 836-0123

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  • (Independence, MO) Scooter’s 438th bar, first visited in 2008. This is kind of cool… a former Mugs Up Root Beer restaurant that has been converted to a bar, and a...

    #438: Down the Road Lounge

    (Independence, MO) Scooter’s 438th bar, first visited in 2008. This is kind of cool… a former Mugs Up Root Beer restaurant that has been converted to a bar, and a...

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  • (Ripley, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 437th bar, first visited in 2008. This was the first of many bars we went to today where the bartender lamented that they have lost business...

    #437: Cosmo’s

    (Ripley, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 437th bar, first visited in 2008. This was the first of many bars we went to today where the bartender lamented that they have lost business...

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  • (Ripley, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 436th bar, first visited in 2008. We took a couple of seats at the bar populated by older, blue-collar men. B needed to break a large...

    #436: Rack Daddy’s

    (Ripley, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 436th bar, first visited in 2008. We took a couple of seats at the bar populated by older, blue-collar men. B needed to break a large...

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  • (40 Hwy, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 414th bar, first visited in 2007. This was confusing because the marquee sign had me convinced this was a Chinese restaurant, but inside it was...

    #414: R G’s

    (40 Hwy, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 414th bar, first visited in 2007. This was confusing because the marquee sign had me convinced this was a Chinese restaurant, but inside it was...

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  • (40 Hwy, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 413th bar, first visited in 2007. We took turns playing pool and hanging out with the stuffed-and-mounted residents. After I sent the cue ball flying...

    #413: Sandbar

    (40 Hwy, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 413th bar, first visited in 2007. We took turns playing pool and hanging out with the stuffed-and-mounted residents. After I sent the cue ball flying...

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  • (40 Hwy, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 412th bar, first visited in 2007. Serves up stek & fried chicken A quick walk from Harvey’s. Our bartender didn’t seem veery receptive to us...

    #412: Bamboo Hut

    (40 Hwy, Independence, MO) Scooter’s 412th bar, first visited in 2007. Serves up stek & fried chicken A quick walk from Harvey’s. Our bartender didn’t seem veery receptive to us...

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